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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: A special intelligence adviser to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during the 2007 troop surge says the terrorist leader now ruling over large swaths of Iraq and forcing Christians to convert to Islam has long been the most elusive big game for the U.S. “We had at least three times when we ...

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Jul 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: President Obama awarded former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts the Medal of Honor Monday, making Pitts the ninth living solider to receive the nation’s highest military award for valor in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pitts is the lone survivor of one of the most deadly fights in the Afghan war, the 2008 Battle of ...

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Jul 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) -- An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: While Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was living on a base and eating MREs in Afghanistan and earning a battlefield promotion, his paychecks from Uncle Sam were piling up in the bank. He dreamed of returning to Weston, Fla., when his second tour of duty ended and buying a new truck, maybe getting ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a military spokesman said, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels used to send militants from the Palestinian territory into Israel. The high-stakes move was compelled by ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

A sergeant with a U.S. elite special forces unit is pictured with "Rommel," one of the two dogs he rescued in Afghanistan. The sergeant, whose name is being withheld for security reasons, will be reunited with the dogs in North Carolina on July 23.Guardians of Rescue Excerpted from FOX NEWS: When a group of Afghan men ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from JPOST: IDF ground forces began to move into the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening, the prime minister's office confirmed. The purpose of the operation was to destroy the Gazan terror tunnels leading to Israel, according to a statement released by the prime minister's office. "Israel is committed to act to protect its citizens. The ...

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Jul 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK – Three employees at a Lowe’s store on New York’s Staten Island stayed well past closing time last week to repair a Vietnam veteran’s wheelchair that he asked the Veterans Administration to replace two years ago. "They said, 'You're not leaving till it's like new again,'" Michael Sulsona, the double-amputee veteran, said. The ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON — The Yale Law School scholar and prominent military legal expert now representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that investigators have been “cordial and professional” as they begin their inquiries. Eugene Fidell, whose title is Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, said in an interview that he met with Bergdahl in San Antonio last ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Secretary of State John Kerry offered numerous times to fly to Cairo or Jerusalem to assist in cease-fire negotiations but was told that the sides “didn’t need American mediation,” according to an account of events by Haaretz. Senior Israeli officials told Haaretz that Kerry offered to come to directly join the talks ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: Sergeant Terry Mitchell bravely served his country as a radio operator in the Vietnam War. While most people would think he was treated with the utmost respect and gratitude, his wife Vicki Mitchell says treatment from the VA was so horrible that it caused his death. Speaking with CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen about her ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Israel agreed Wednesday to halt its airstrikes on Gaza for five hours in order to allow humanitarian aid, following a request from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The military said in a statement Wednesday that it would hold its fire for five hours starting at 10:00 a.m. local time on ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: A woman in Kentucky is demanding answers from a local VA hospital after she claims her husband was erroneously pronounced dead. According to Jennifer Dunn, doctors at the Lexington VA Hospital assured her last week that her husband, Danny Dunn, was no longer among the living. The wife was given her ...

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Jul 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is grateful to President Barack Obama for the prisoner exchange that freed him from five years as a captive of the Taliban, his attorney said on Wednesday. Bergdahl, who was cleared to return to a desk job this week after the Army said he had completed counseling ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

An F-35 life-size model aircraft is displayed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, southern England July 13, 2014. (CREDIT: REUTERS/KIERAN DOHERTY) (Reuters) - U.S. military officials have approved a limited flight clearance for the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets that mandates engine inspections and certain flight restrictions, while an investigation continues into a ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Via idfnadesk: IDF aircraft target an underground rocket launching site and various ammunition warehouses in Gaza. Secondary explosions can be seen, proving there were weapons and ammunition stored inside.

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza unraveled Tuesday after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan. Gaza militants launched scores of rockets at Israel, which after halting fire for hours finally responded with what Hamas security said were more than two dozen air strikes. The speedy resumption of violence, less ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have captured as many as 52 U.S.-made M198 howitzers in their march across Iraq in June. “They shouldn’t have too much trouble shelling large area targets like a city if they have sufficient ammo,” Jeremy Binnie of the British ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

July 15, 2014: Afghan doctors assist civilians who were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle near a crowded market and a mosque, in the main hospital in Sharan, capital of Paktika province, Afghanistan.AP Excerpted from FOX NEWS: An Afghan government official says that at least 89 people were killed and more than 40 ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

New York News NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The U.S. Marine Corps. has enlisted the help of a four-legged devil-dog of sorts. A robotic mule known as the Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, is taking part in military exercises in Hawaii. LS3 is designed to carry 400 pounds and travel 20 miles without refueling. The robot is operated by ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: ‘Smart’ bullets look set to join guided missiles in the military’s growing arsenal of high-tech weapons. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently conducted its first successful live-fire tests of 0.50-caliber bullets capable of “in-flight guidance.” This means that even if a sniper’s aim is off, the bullets can still reach ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity. In a brief statement Monday, the Army said ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could have a tax-free $350,000 dropped into his bank account if the current investigation into his disappearance from his base in Afghanistan was not desertion, and if he is deemed to have been a prisoner of war for the five years he was held by Islamic militants, ...

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